Kids Mix Polka Dancing With Reading

Children Get Active During Summer Break Without Forgetting the Books

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Monday night, youngsters went out to the Duluth Public Library to read, and learn some new moves while doing so.

Monday’s event, called ‘Pint–Size Polkas,’ brought in a nationally-known accordion player to teach kids the art of polka dancing.

This program fits with the library’s theme of the summer, ‘Read to the Rhythm,’ reminding kids to get up and get active without forgetting about the books.

“During the summer it has been proven that kids, if they’re not continuing their reading activities, that they can slide, it’s called the ‘summer slide,’ and so their skills go backwards in the summer,” said Heidi Harrison, Youth Services Senior Technician at the Duluth Public Library.

The kids also danced the chicken dance.

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